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  Reply # 2042323 22-Jun-2018 12:01
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One other advantage of staging  is that the contents are agnostic. You don't have personal photos up etc, so a new buyer doesn't subconciously feel its someone elses home and can not be theirs.

 

If you cant vacate the place then declutter , remove anything personal for the show homes like, used towels, toothbrushes, used soap, medication on bench tops etc etc. Just put them in the boot of your car for the duration of the show home.


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  Reply # 2042327 22-Jun-2018 12:07
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At the end of the day when you're selling you want the absolute most you can get when you are selling and staging does help with that result

 

Its not always favored by potential buyers for some of the reasons stated above but it does appeal to a majority of the masses 


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  Reply # 2042335 22-Jun-2018 12:12
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kingdragonfly: I guess staging a house only gets you so far.

The tinder process obviously failed, so the owner is asking for $600,000.

It nice, safe neighborhood, good schools, easy commute, but too rich for my blood.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=1648476686

 

That house is nicely staged, I thought the $600k was a bargain waiting to be snatched up until I saw it was only 110m2. Ideal for "small families" yea right. Talk about an agent trying to upsell a tiny house!!


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  Reply # 2042337 22-Jun-2018 12:20
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We are moving soon. House still for sale.  I doubt we will stage as thats what the photos taken while furnished will accomplish.

 

 





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  Reply # 2042461 22-Jun-2018 14:50
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sxz:

 

I think the staging looks good.  But at photos 12-13, is the outdoor furniture photoshoped??

 

 

My goodness the photographer did a bad job when he added the window layer. Unusually he did the same thing on the outside view which has made the deck scene look very unrealistic (the flash didn't help either)

 

The staging looks great though...





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  Reply # 2042479 22-Jun-2018 15:25
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All the photos look quite artificial but that's the trend now I guess. I mean the kitchen looks more like 3D model than a real thing...




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  Reply # 2042505 22-Jun-2018 16:01
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sxz:

I think the staging looks good.  But at photos 12-13, is the outdoor furniture photoshoped??



I see what you mean. The clouds in the sky are exactly the same in all shots. Given how windy Wellington is, you'd expect some differences.

The photographer must have reused shot 15's sky / terrain background layer, in the other photos.

It's a bit over-kill, but I wouldn't say its deceptive.

It would have been more fun an active volcano, lunar landscape, a pirate chest, or all three!

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  Reply # 2043119 24-Jun-2018 12:19
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Depends how it was in the first place.

 

I'm a fan of Selling Houses Australia, which is one of the things they do to shift not selling properties.

 

People have no imagination, if it looks cramped or furniture is tatty, it leaves an impression.

 

If she can afford, it why not?  Although I try to DIY.   IT's not that hard.


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  Reply # 2044482 26-Jun-2018 23:39
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nas:

 

As a buyer I'd prefer to see what the house looks like "lived in" even if its staged.

 

It helps you visualise how and where things can fit, especially in rooms and bed sizes.

 

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buyer who falls in love and pays stupid money - highly likely in Wellington!

 

 

We're currently looking in Wellington, some of the offers people are putting on houses is beyond ridiculous

 

 

 

 

But if you think about it, as the buyer, you are paying for that staging in the price you pay. But the same would apply with more expensive marketing packages, such as #D walkthrough, newspaper front page advertising etc.  In terms of getting good value for money, I would prefer a house to be sold without being'tarted up', which I think includes slapping on paint, and staging. But then again there are people who aren't able to visualise things easily. But it is the reason people should never sell a house empty.




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  Reply # 2054166 11-Jul-2018 10:21
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Looks like staging didn't sell the house. The owners got a bit greedy at first a tender (which I hate) and then asked for $600,000

The staging company is pulling the furniture after 5 weeks, and $2,000.

I think $550,000 is a more reasonable price. As mentioned, literally safest neighborhood in Wellington, decile 9&10 schools, easy 10-20 minute commute to CBD, mostly highway.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=1648476686

The staging company told me a bizarre story. She had staged an apartment in Wellington CBD, near Moore-Wilson.

Another identical apartment was also for sale, but was not staged.

The un-staged one got $45,000 more than the staged one, the reverse of what you'd expect.

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  Reply # 2054188 11-Jul-2018 11:07
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kingdragonfly: Looks like staging didn't sell the house.

 

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The staging company told me a bizarre story. She had staged an apartment in Wellington CBD, near Moore-Wilson.

Another identical apartment was also for sale, but was not staged.

The un-staged one got $45,000 more than the staged one, the reverse of what you'd expect.

 

It's like I said a while back in this thread, many people don't like viewing a staged house; they'd rather see a blank canvas so they can imagine their own furniture in the house.


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  Reply # 2054334 11-Jul-2018 13:49
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kingdragonfly: Looks like staging didn't sell the house. The owners got a bit greedy at first a tender (which I hate) and then asked for $600,000

 

 

 

There seem to be quite a few 'greedy sellers' around at the moment, probably due to the lack of houses at the moment. But guessing the price is somewhat dictated by the agent as well. But I know a house that has been on the market for several months that hasn't yet sold, and it was originally on the market by 'negotiation' The agent has now put a BEO over 1.2million, where the I think the estimate value is only about 800k. They probably put a figure on it to filter out those people who have been offering less, as it is quite unusual these days to see a price on a  house. Yet the house is only small, 3 bedroom and not in a major city. I don't think it will sell in a hurry


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  Reply # 2054370 11-Jul-2018 14:35
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We moved out of one house when we purchased a new one.  We had decided that as we had a lot of big furniture and dogs that it would be better to go and then have the old house cleaned and staged.  Worked well for us, sold the house within 3 weeks of moving out and it was much less hassle in the end than when we sold our last house and had to de-clutter (3 times!) then ensure that the dogs were NEVER around for open homes or those sudden appointments that the agent seemed to like to spring on us.  Living in an 'almost show home' house for months drove me mad and I'm generally a very tidy person.  I'd definitely consider the 'move and stage' option again if I could.

 

When buying I find it is often difficult to decide if you can fit your big corner couch, laz-y-boy chairs and HUGE TV etc. etc. into a room that is empty.  If the room already has some pieces of furniture in it I find it's easier to decide.  I've been known to make my husband lie on the carpet in the master bedroom and stretch his arms out in order to work out if our bed would fit and how much space there would be around it LOL


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  Reply # 2054401 11-Jul-2018 15:53
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Last time I was looking at houses I measured up all of our furniture, noted down the dimensions and then took a tape-measure.


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